Is It Wrong to Believe Only One Version of the Bible is God’s Word?

1.) Is it morally wrong to believe only one version of the Bible is the Word of God? If yes, then the Western believing community has been morally wrong for holding to the KJV for ~400 years as the standard sacred text.If no, then those who hold to only one version of the Bible holdContinue reading “Is It Wrong to Believe Only One Version of the Bible is God’s Word?”

Weekly Question – How great is the ecclesiastical upheaval when the church’s Bible is quasi-replaced?

If we take the church to be a sub-culture of any culture, and we take the Bible to be at the center of that sub-culture because Christ can only be known through the Bible, how seismic is an attempt to replace that Bible with another like it let alone one very different? On the levelContinue reading “Weekly Question – How great is the ecclesiastical upheaval when the church’s Bible is quasi-replaced?”

What are the most potent objections to the CT/MVO position?

In like manner to a prior post, what are the most potent objections to the critical text/ Multiple-Version onlyist position? Certainly, there may be objections in general, but which objections serve as defeaters? That is, what objections either rebut their claims to the point of crippling the whole system which can only be maintained atContinue reading “What are the most potent objections to the CT/MVO position?”

Weekly Question – What are the most potent objections to the TR/KJV position?

For an upcoming work by Dr.s Peter Van Kleeck, we would like to know what you think are the most potent theological and philosophical objections to the Confessional Text/Standard Sacred Text position on the Scriptures – the more complex and broad-reaching the better. Certainly, there are objections but what are those which wholly defeat ourContinue reading “Weekly Question – What are the most potent objections to the TR/KJV position?”

What is a False Friend?

If you think you know somebody but you really don’t there can be two reasons for this: 1.) They are lying to you and so you believe something about that person that is not true. For example, Judas Iscariot. 2.) They are telling the truth and acting consistent with who they are but you areContinue reading “What is a False Friend?”

Weekly Question – Do you know that no two Greek manuscripts agree in every place?

Yes, we here at StandardSacredText.com know that no two Greek manuscripts agree in every place. The Reformers knew this 400 years ago [See Turretin’s Institutes Second Topic, Q. 11]. Jerome knew the same. So what are we suppose to do about this fact seeing that we believe in an inerrant standard sacred text and weContinue reading “Weekly Question – Do you know that no two Greek manuscripts agree in every place?”

Weekly Question – What Would It Take…

What would it take for you to believe the Bible you read is indeed all the words of God that God intended to be in your Bible? Whose opinion would you need to persuade you that your Bible is God’s word down to the very words? How would you know to judge that person’s opinionContinue reading “Weekly Question – What Would It Take…”

Weekly Question – How are we to move forward in the translation of Scripture in America?

If we want to get the American Church back on track with a standard sacred text for English-speaking people we would need to do a few of things. 1.) We need to recognize that everyone apparently wants a standard text. We here at StandardSacredText.com certainly do. It also seems the New American Standard folks wantContinue reading “Weekly Question – How are we to move forward in the translation of Scripture in America?”

Weekly Question – What is the difference between Confessional, Traditional, Ecclesiastical, and Standard Sacred Text?

If you’ve been around the “version debate” long enough and if you have read at least some of the relevant literature or listened to relevant podcasts you most likely have heard of terms like “Confessional Text position,” or “Traditional Text position,” or the “Ecclesiastical Text.” In today’s post I wanted to give a brief summary/definitionContinue reading “Weekly Question – What is the difference between Confessional, Traditional, Ecclesiastical, and Standard Sacred Text?”

Weekly Question – What is a Category Error/Mistake?

The term “category error” or “category mistake” is a philosophical term which was popularized by Gilbert Ryle in his rhetorical assault on Cartesian Dualism. Ryle’s famous example is that of a man who has never seen the game of cricket. After it is explained to him that certain teammates have the position of bowler, batter,Continue reading “Weekly Question – What is a Category Error/Mistake?”